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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Derwent.

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How Far From Derwent to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Derwent to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Derwent to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 103 miles [165.8 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Derwent to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,659 miles [2,669.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 95 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,192 miles [9,965.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,959 miles [11,199.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,029 miles [8,093.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Derwent ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Derwent.

While the name Derwent is unique within Alberta, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alberta

Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Derwent, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,665 miles [2,679.6 km] to the East Southeast

Ontario

Our profile page for Derwent   [Map]
Distance: About 1,544 miles [2,484.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Derwent. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Derwent) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Derwent. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Derwent

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Derwent. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.6686, Longitude: -110.9889     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Derwent to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 331.796 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 332.476 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.459 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Derwent.